Personal Response – Antigone

Honestly, I found the story of Antigone as good as Oedipus, but the drama and tragedy in Antigone’s story is much more intriguing  and strong for me. It is full of loss and tragedies, as well as metaphors or situations that can be identified with events from the present. I feel a little of pity for Creon and Ismene as they were the ‘last ones left’ and were there to presence how everyone of their families died.

I also like how in the story is portrayed the determination on fighting for what you believe for, but it is important to recognize that what you think is right it isn’t always that way. A very clear example is Creon’s beliefs, he is evidently a very sexist man who had a made clear his favoritism toward his gender, which is why I could not respect Creon completely, although he was trying to do the best for his kingdom he did it in wrong ways and he realized things too late for him to be able to stop it.

I believe myself to be a combination of Antigone and Ismene, since I can be a really nice and quiet person like Ismene, but if there is something I believe in and I see a clear injustice on things I will fight for it.


Personal Response: Oedipus The King

Oedipus the King is a book that found myself to really like, which seems a little weird to me because it isn’t the type of book that I usually read.

I think I liked it because of how the personality of Oedipus is presented. For me, it represents and identifies a lot of characteristics that people (including myself) normally have.

Another thing that I really liked about the book was that every time something happened to Oedipus or around him I became more and more intrigued, and I felt all this questions about the character and the story coming but as I kept reading those questions were being clarified, except two.

Is Oedipus a good person or a bad one and was he really capable to be in charge of his life or was it Apollo controlling it all along? This two questions raises my curiosity  about Oedipus, but I also feel like it’s this really good metaphor about people and our behaviors.

Class blog Intro

My name is Aimé Berenice Padilla Camarena, but I prefer to be called Aimé. I was born in León Guanajuato, Mexico, and I have lived there for my whole life. León isn’t a very big place and you cant’t really find a lot of things to do, except going to the shopping mall. This is my first time being in a whole different place than my home town and I am really happy about it.
I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends, taking a walk with my dog, playing tennis and reading.

For this class I expect to read very interesting books and stories, improve my english skills in writing, speaking and reading. I also expect to be better at organizing myself and being more responsable.